As the 2024 BMX World Championships descend upon Rock Hill, South Carolina, enthusiasts and visitors alike are gearing up for an exhilarating experience. Located just 20 minutes south of Charlotte, this vibrant region offers far more than just the thrill of the race. From breathtaking natural landscapes to a vibrant culinary scene, York County offers travelers the opportunity to explore beyond the Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track!


Dine Out

Pump House

Within 1 Mile of the track

Looking for the perfect spot to catch a stunning sunset? Nestled along the scenic Catawba River, The Pump House offers exquisite cuisine and breathtaking views, making it a favorite destination for special occasions and memorable dining experiences. Richie's Italian brings the authentic flavors of Italy to Rock Hill with its hearty pasta, savory sauces, and delectable desserts, all served in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Craving Mexican cuisine? Tony's Cantina boasts a menu filled with your favorite upscale Mexican dishes. If the weather permits, sit outside on their patio for panoramic views of the Catawba River.

Within 5 Miles of the track 

University Center
Just 5 miles southwest of the track, you'll find the Rock Hill University Center, home to the brand-new Power House, an upcycled textile mill with multiple restaurants within its walls. Within steps, you can walk to Old Town Kitchen and Cocktails, a quaint restaurant with various menu options that will leave your belly full and your heart happy. Dank Burrito is the place to be if you're in the mood for bold flavors and a laid-back atmosphere. Want to catch a game while you're eating? Head to Middle James Brewing for a beer – and don't forget to collect a stamp on your YoCo Brew Trail passport and be one step closer to earning your free custom shirt! For health-conscious individuals or those simply craving a refreshing treat, Everbowl Acai is a go-to spot. Located in the Cambria Hotel University Center, The Loom Restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience with a touch of Southern hospitality. Pair your meal with a handcrafted cocktail from their rooftop bar, 354 Sky Bar. Just a stone's throw from the road, you can find some of the best burgers in town at Hobo's and Burgers and Barley.

Downtown Rock Hill
Downtown Rock Hill is just a mile from the University Center, and food options are plentiful in the heart of this downtown! Prepare to be wowed at Kounter, where phones eat first, and you'll have a delicious meal with a side of Civil Rights history! Treat yourself to dining at a Rock Hill staple, The Flipside; we highly recommend the shrimp & grits. Are you in the mood for an authentic Irish Pub? You've got to try The Journeyman. If your palate craves variety, Rock Taco, Ay Papi, and Millstone Pizza & Taphouse await. For a laid-back dining experience, explore the endless options and top-notch flavors at Common Market.

Downtown Fort Mill
In Fort Mill's charming downtown area, you'll find locally owned restaurants such as Hobo’s, Center Theatre Pi, and Improper Pig. If you prefer an elevated dining experience, plan for a night at FM Eatery or Whitaker's. While you're there, don't forget to load up on locally made treasures like hot sauce from PuckerButt Pepper Company, known for creating Pepper X, the hottest pepper in the world!


Outdoor Fun

SCPRT walking bridge

Follow the nature trails of Anne Springs Close Greenway and get lost in the beauty and tranquility of Mother Nature. With over 2100 acres of beautiful protected green space, you can't go wrong with spending the day on the greenway. Along with numerous hiking trails, the Greenway features a brand-new Mountain Bike Skills Park, which offers an exciting opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to enhance their abilities in various recreational activities. Its thoughtful blend of easy-flowing paths and challenging obstacles guarantees an exciting adventure for riders of all abilities. Plus, the lush forest canopy provides welcome shade, making it perfect for any weather condition. The Greenway is open to the public for a small daily fee. If you're on a budget, walk or bike along the Catawba on The Piedmont Medical Center Trail. Located in the Riverwalk community, The trail offers scenic views of the Catawba River and is an excellent location for outdoor activities. You can also head to the brand-new Allison Creek Park and explore its many trails and breathtaking views. Want to make a splash? Rent a stand-up paddleboard from The Goat Boater and explore Lake Wylie or plan a trip to SouthTown Wake Park and experience their Aqua Park, which includes an inflatable obstacle course with slides, jumps, and various obstacles!


Handpick Your Favorite Fruits at a Nearby Farm

Strawberry Picking

Experience the joy of picking your strawberries at one of our numerous farms! Among them, you'll find Black's Peaches, a family-run establishment steeped in tradition since 1923, renowned for its perfect, juicy peaches. For a day brimming with fun, venture to Bush-N-Vine, a local gem offering various activities. Explore their scenic hiking trails, relax at their inviting picnic tables, and delight in the excitement of picking your own fruit. Don't miss the chance to peek into their observational beehive to glimpse nature's wonders. If you're trying to keep close, Cherry Place Farm and Springs Farm are conveniently located within 15 minutes of the track so that you won't miss out on a farm-fresh experience!


Find a Thrill

Camp Canaan Guide

Straddling the state line, Carowinds Theme Park has been a Carolina staple since 1973! Not only is Carowinds home to more than 50 rides and attractions, but it's also famous for its world-class events. Or get competitive at Mr. Putty's for a fun-filled day, including miniature golf, ropes course & zipline, rock climbing, and Mr. Stumpy’s Axe Throwing. If you prefer to live on the edge, experience the thrill of soaring through the sky, suspended 70 feet above the ground, with a ziplining tour at Camp Canaan! This 3-hour adventure begins atop a towering platform in the treetops and then traverses the Catawba River six times.


Engage in History & the Arts

Arts Council of York County

Visit the African-American Business District Monument and Freedom Walkway to learn more about Rock Hill's pivotal role in the civil rights movement. Just a 15-minute drive from downtown, you can visit the Catawba Cultural Center. Learn about the only federally recognized tribe in South Carolina and how their history dates back over 6000 years. The center includes four exhibits, beautiful public walking trails, and a trading post to purchase native art and gifts. The Cultural Center and its trails are open to the public, operating from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Step into the past as you wander through historic sites like Historic Brattonsville, where the echoes of yesteryears resonate through meticulously preserved buildings and immersive living history demonstrations. York County's allure doesn't end with its storied past; it thrives in its vibrant arts scene. Discover creativity at the Center for the Arts, where local artisans showcase their talents through captivating exhibitions and interactive workshops. At the Dalton Gallery, you can step into the wild and fun world of Doug McAbee, where playful creatures symbolize our shared human journey. In the exhibit ‘Chain Reactions of Light,’ McAbee's pieces, filled with color and humor, carry a hopeful message that resonates with audiences of all ages. His creations invite you to engage with their whimsy and leave with a smile. Simultaneously, in the Perimeter Gallery, you'll feel the pulse of the cycling scene in the ‘BMX Invitational Exhibition,’ capturing the thrill from hairpin turns to breathtaking jumps through the artwork of local artists. This exhibit celebrates the exhilaration and artistry of BMX culture. Explore even more of York County's captivating history at the Fort Mill History Museum. Uncover the stories and heritage of this charming town through fascinating exhibits and artifacts that paint a vivid picture of its past. From its early settlers to its industrial growth, the museum offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Fort Mill's history.